Carson Pickett will get an opportunity to earn her second USWNT cap against Spain. (Ray Acevedo-USA TODAY Sports)
North Carolina Courage defender Carson Pickett will join the U.S. women’s national team in Spain as a replacement for defender Emily Fox.
Fox is in concussion protocols after being forced to the leave the Americans’ 2-1 loss at England against in the 22nd minute on Oct. 7.
Pickett earned her only cap for the USWNT on June 28 vs. Colombia in Utah, becoming the first player with a limb difference to play for the USWNT. Pickett was born without her left forearm. She played in 20 games for the Courage this season. spanning 1,731 minutes. She scored one goal from her outside back position. She also tied for the league lead in assists (six).
After falling to England, 2-1, in front of 76,893 fans at Wembley Stadium, the USA has traveled to Spain where it will play the hosts in Pamplona on Tuesday at El Sadar Stadium (2:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. local on ESPN2).
Spain drew 1-1 with Sweden on Oct. 7 it its first match of this FIFA window.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (7): Alana Cook (OL Reign), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign), Hailie Mace (Kansas City Current), Carson Pickett (North Carolina Courage), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC), Savannah DeMelo (Racing Louisville FC), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA), Jaelin Howell (Racing Louisville FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
FORWARDS (5): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Alyssa Thompson (Total Futbol Academy)